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Politics and Society Learning Path: Key Thinker Revision Freire Learning Path

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A selection of resources around the ideas of Politics and Society Key thinker Paolo Freire, all useful in revising his ideas and perspectives.
6 resources in this Learning Path

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Politics and Society Key Thinker Booklet

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/32068/31810.pdf Added: 25 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference / Article

This booklet contains the NCCA biographies of 15 of the 17 Key thinkers named in the updated Politics and Society specification.

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Politics & Society

Suggestions for use: Background reading on the key thinkers for students. Can be assigned as reading alongside a topic or strand to encourage students to make links to the perspectives of the prescribed key thinkers.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons
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Paulo Freire Worksheet

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/29468/29204.pdf Added: 17 Apr 2019 Contributor: Grainne McKeever Resource type: Worksheet

Worksheet based on Freire one of 16 Key thinkers in Politics and Society. The worksheet accompanies the podcast created by Grainne McKeever in discussion with Prof. Dympna Devine UCD.

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Politics & Society

Strand: 1. Power & Decision Making: School

Strand unit: 1. Power & Decision-Making: Schools

Suggestions for use: Worksheet can be used independently or together with Freire Podcast in learning about 16 key thinkers

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Language: English
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Paulo Freire Podcast

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/29496/29232.mp3 Added: 17 Apr 2019 Contributor: Grainne McKeever Resource type: Primary Source

Podcast based on the work of Paulo Freire 16 Key thinkers Politics and Society

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Politics & Society

Strand: 1. Power & Decision Making: School

Strand unit: 2. Arguments Concerning the Need for Rules

Suggestions for use: Can be used independently or together with the worksheet on Freire

Asset type: Audio
Language: English
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Paulo Freire and Peace Education

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/19141/18822.doc Added: 31 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Scholarly article of over 2,000 words looking at Freire's key concepts in education. Covers his views on: democratic teacher-student relationships; education as a political act; and co-construction of knowledge.

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Politics & Society

Strand: 5. Human Rights & Responsibilities: Ireland

Strand unit: Human Rights in Europe / Wider World

Suggestions for use: This is a good article to read to learn about Freire's theories of education. It is not really student-friendly but would be essential reading for teachers.

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Language: English
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Share Alike Creative Commons
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Paulo Freire: An Incredible Conversation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFWjnkFypFA&feature=emb_title Added: 15 May 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference / Primary Source

Short Video including an interview with Educational theorist and political thinker Paulo Freire. Freire is a Key Thinker named in the Senior Cycle Specification for Politics and Society.

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Politics & Society

Strand: 2. Power & Decision Making: National/EU

Strand unit: 7. Participants in these Debates

Suggestions for use: This video could be used as a way to introduce the main educational theories and background of the Key Thinker Paulo Freire. It could also be used for revision purposes or assigned as an extension activity.

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Language: English
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An Integrated Approach to Learning, Teaching and Assessment

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/29422/29158.pdf Added: 08 Apr 2019 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference / Activity

The following PDST booklet 'An Integrated Approach to Learning, Teaching and Assessment' aids teachers in considering what methodologies could be used in class to support the inquiry process.

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Agriculture Science (2019)

Strand: Teaching and Learning

Strand unit: Pedagogy

Suggestions for use: Placemat: (Page 73)
Placemat can be used to encourage students to share ideas and reach a consensus about a topic or goal. It can be used to activate prior knowledge of a topic among students. It can help students share problem solving techniques, take group notes during a video/oral presentation, to summerise learning after the class or to begin an opening review of a subsequent lesson.
Anticipation Exercise: (Page 35/36)
The anticipation exercise could be utilised to assess students prior knowledge of a topic. This will give the teacher a picture of the students’ awareness of the concepts involved. However it could also be used as an assessment tool after the learning to see if the students have understood the concepts which they were presented with.
Think-Pair-Square-Share (Page 71)
The think-pair-square-share methodology can be used throughout the inquiry process to enable reflection and discussion among the pupils on the stage of the inquiry or the economic knowledge being explored.

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Language: English
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